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Plate Tectonics

Volcano map

Visit our online resource, aimed at students aged 14 - 16. Learn how the theory of plate tectonics has developed, watch animations of what happens at different plate margins, and the tectonic history of the UK.

Resources

This section is intended to be useful to a range of website visitors; from a Keystage 2/3 student, to their school teacher, but also containing some material that undergraduates will find helpful.

                                                                                                               

flooding Flooding

Why does flooding happen? How do you mitigate the effects of flooding? Find out more about flooding with our collection of online resources from across our website.                                                                                                                 

eruption.jpgVolcanoes

What is a volcano? Where are they and why are they here? Find out more about volcanoes with our collection of online resources from across our website.                                                                                                                 

earthquakes_60x60.jpgEarthquakes

How do earthquakes happen? Where are they most likely to occur? How are they measured? A collection of resources relating to earthquakes from across our website.                                                                                                                 

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A series of posters available to download for free - from plate tectonics to a geological timechart. Ideal for displaying in schools and classrooms.                                                                                                                 

Fact SheetsFact Sheets

A series of downloadable A4 (colour) information PDFs aimed at teachers and school students, each highlighting the way geoscientists' work benefits society.                                                                                                                 

volcano.jpgLesson plans

A collection of lesson plans and links for Earth science classroom activities. Find out how to make a classroom volcano and how to introduce the rock cycle using chocolate!                                                                                                                 

textbooks.jpgRecommended texts

Details of recommended geology textbooks for GCSE and A-level, along with specifications of exam boards.


mealtime.jpgOh no, not rocks for dinner again! (KS2/3)

Information on how rocks are used for all our meals from crockery to cutlery, and how minerals are present in many of the things we eat and drink.                                                                                                                 

rock Sites that rock

The Geology Degrees website has compiled a list of 105 geological websites around the web, from informal blogs to journals. 

New Fact Sheet on William Smith

William Smith Factsheet

William Smith is sometimes known as ‘the father of English geology’. Find out why, and how he created his famous 1815 geological map.